Fodor's Expert Review Banya Nagasawa

$$$$ Morioka Seafood

When you slide open the door, you may notice the two-story fish tank with piles of shells and the freezer packed with flounder, sea bream, and a frightening-looking red, pop-eyed fish that might make you recoil. But you'll instantly know what you'll be served here: all manner of seasonal grilled shellfish and fish, crisp and brown on the outside but white and tender inside. You'll be eating warabi (fiddle ferns) in spring, and drinking excellent local sake with friendly regulars any time of the year. It's a bit pricey, but if you're a seafood fan this won't disappoint. From JR Morioka, follow Odori to the Iwate Bank and turn right at the statue of Takuboku Ishikawa. The restaurant is 2½ blocks ahead on the right.

Seafood Sophisticated Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

2-6-1 Saien
Morioka, Iwate-ken  020-0024, Japan


Known For:
  • The freshest seafood
  • An excellent sake selection
  • Dishes to match the season
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and mid-Aug. No lunch

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